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john kerry talked about as defense secretary, wolf? >> yeah, there's been reports that john kerry, who i always assumed wanted to be secretary of state could be the next secretary of defense leon panetta has made it clear he's ready to move on and go back to california after all these years in washington, former cia director, now the secretary of defense. i don't know how long that will last. but if kerry is nominated to be the secretary of defense, that does leave hillary clinton's job at the state department open. and susan rice was always -- at least i always believed she was the front-runner until those controversial comments she made about the benghazi killing of the u.s. ambassador and three other americans on those five sunday talk shows. and the republicans really have been going after her. and if the president stands firm and nominates her to be the next secretary of state, it will be a bruising confirmation hearing, there's no doubt about that. my p sense is, he probably wants her to be the secretary of state, but we'll see if -- how that confirmation process will go forward.
man problem. >> they do have that. john kerry in 2004 got only 2% of the white vote than president obama did this last election. the democrats have had a problem with white male voters. but they built a coalition because the minorities built up. but the republicans have to remember f you're running in the primary, there's a thing called google. if you say things about minority, we google it and find it. stand up to the extremist voice or be defined by them. it's your choice. >> ana, you were talking about people who had drunk the kool-aid and how disappointed they were. do you think it is -- the gop and i guess the leaders and people like karl rove, do you think that they are just that out of touch, that they don't know what's going on in america? >> no. look, we just have to take back the asylum from the inmates. and karl rove really understands the hispanic vote. he was in large part responsible and one of the architects of president bush 43 winning part of the hispanic vote which is why he won the presidency. but i agree. i saw the discussion from your two previous guests. i agr
the possibility that senator john kerry could be nominated to replace, to succeed leon panetta as secretary of defense. >> i think that's true. they certainly weren't falling over themselves saying we would vote to approve john kerry if nominated, but they didn't have any kind of aversion to him either. he's one of the club here in terms of the senate club. but back to this whole question of susan rice, i think as i mentioned before, i was the one who provoked senator graham and senator mccain into talking about susan rice because the question that i asked was something i've been hearing from democrats, which is this, why are you so opposed to susan rice after she made some potentially incorrect or what now seemed to be incorrect statements publicly when they supported condoleezza rice back in the bush years for secretary of state after she clearly made incorrect public statements about weapons of mass destruction in iraq. and that's what provide voloked whole discussion. it comes to a question, it seems to me, certainly they're angry and these republican senators are calling for a select c
ask, might be john kerry, the chairman of the foreign committee. susan rice, she certainly was on a very, very short list of possible secretaries of state. but in the aftermath of benghazi and the war, that could be a problem because of what she said on those five sunday television shows and republican anger at her as far as the confirmation process might be concerned. so we'll wait and see on that. i think you're right, timothy geithner, the secretary of the treasury, he made it clear he wants to move on. who might replace him. speculation that jack lieu, the white house chief of staff who twice served as the budget director, omb director and obama administration earlier in the clinton administration, he could be a candidate. there are others as well. i suspect eric holder, the attorney general, might move on and we'll see what happens on that front. but a lot of the other cabinet secretaries, i think are going to stay. i think they would like to stay and they probably will. so it's maybe not going to be as huge a shake-up as there often. >> i want to play for you somethin
that happens in washington a lot. the other candidate, of course, would be senator john kerry. very likely candidate since he's involved very much in international affairs and yet susan rice seems to be -- that names seems to be rising to the top. >> as you mentioned, secretary's flexibility will allow the president to nominate nsomeone who may not get confirmed and go to plan b. the president just lost a safety director. he's going to lose secretary clinton. his afghan war general involved in a scandal. is this shaping the president's foreign policy, without him directing it? are there real effects to all of this, do you think, worldwide? >> at this point, no, i don't think that. and one of the reasons is that the foreign policy really, a lot of it comes directly from the white house. there is a lot of control by this administration over what the direction is. after all, the president is one who is in charge and secretary clinton certainly has been very much a part of creating some of that, and carrying it out. but i think you have to say that at this point to say that when she leaves or
participated in the bush versus kerry matchup. in the battleground states it was a different story. 60% of voters showed up and that's where the election was won and lost this year. so republican party, speaker john boehner himself said today i had a difficult year. who's to blame for the loss from this past tuesday? according to one tea party leader it is the establishment members of the party. kelly carender told cnn, in a nutshell the republicans sat on their hands for four years 'and i don't know what the republicans were doing. the tea party was just getting started. but as cnn's gary tuchman is about to show us us the tea party has a lot to answer for, as well. >> reporter: this is not the scene most supporters of the tea party envisioned or desired. president obama was supposed to be one-term president. ♪ libey yes, obama care no! >> a primary mission of the tea party, get the government out of people's lives. there was even an african-american-led chapter in l.a. completea sign ate rally that read tea supports mlk's dream. >> i see that fk fk likes obama care and we don't lik
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